Title: The Beautiful Years
Author: Annie Rose Welch
Genre: Mafia Romance/ Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 2, 2018
Cover Designer: Buoni Amici Press
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
If you knew love could kill you, would you still fall?
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Love never felt dangerous to me. He did.
The moment Brando Piero Fausti appeared in the snow-filled night, he made the blood hum in my veins, tethering my life to his with an irrevocable bond.
I became the light to his darkness, illuminating the face of an avenging angel. His intense dark eyes should’ve warned me away, but they only drew me closer. With a body worthy of a statue in Italy, he was the most beautiful man that I had ever seen, and the most dangerous man I had ever felt. A savage beast lurked just beneath his surface, ready to battle for what he loved the most—me.
He claimed me as his, per sempre. But he wanted something from me. For me. He wanted me to dance. To fulfill what the world insisted was my destiny.
Little did I know that he would lure me into a gilded cage with his beautiful words and searing touch, a twirling ballerina locked safe in a music box, rose petals strewn at my feet. And then set me free, his touch a brand on my skin.
Little did he know, I’d always fight to follow the true alignment of my stars.
Book I in a seven-part Mafia Romance saga.
Holy cow!! I am not even sure where to start! This is book one of a seven part saga and if the first book is any indication of the kind of ride the reader will be taken on, fasten your seat belts! Be sure to read the author's letter to the reader in the beginning!
Scarlett and Brando have a connection one night outside of her dance studio in the snow....and it's over-powering! So many interesting and complex characters, Violet, Maggie Beautiful, Mitch and Mick! I really loved them all.
And this author writes so beautifully! This isn't the first book of hers I have read. I loved her previous books, but she hits it out of the ballpark with this storyline!
The story is told through both Scarlett's and Brando's voice, but his chapters are few, so he remains a bit of a mystery to both the reader and Scarlett.
The land felt more bayou than farm, which meant that lazy oaks rustled in the wind, swaying to and fro, in the loving embrace of the sun. The Spanish moss that somehow weaved itself around their long branches floated, going whichever way the tempest directed, but still holding tight to the anchor of their existence. The rest of the property was filled with pine trees, long, thin things that perfumed the air with their heady scent and littered the ground with their needles.
Oh, this is what it’s all about, I thought dimly. It takes two to possess. Without his surrender, without mine, there would be no magician and no spell.
“Love is a lie, Scarlett.” The tone of his voice felt like satin against my skin, but I got the feeling having to share these words felt like barbs to him. “The word. It’s a lie—it doesn’t come close to what I feel for you. What do you say when ‘love’ just isn’t enough?” “Always?” I whispered. He kissed my forehead. “Always, always, always.”
Beautifully written, engaging characters! I highly recommend! I can't wait for their story to continue.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Annie has a habit of shortening her words and telling long stories. She speaks with a southern flair and cooks with it too. At the tender age of twenty- one, she hitched up her wagons (took her first plane ride) and moved out west to the big shake (California). Her passion for writing began one sleepless night when she imagined a gorgeous woman and a man with maniacal hair floating above her like lightning bugs falling from the sky. Curious about them, their story, and why they were floating around in her head, she sat down and penned (typed) her first novel, Marigny Street. A dream come true for her, she hasn’t stopped writing since. She loves a damn good love story, always has, no matter what the genre. She is particularly moved by imperfect love that in its own unique way is perfect, the notion of love at first sight, soul mates, and things that are generally out of the norm.
When she’s not writing she enjoys dabbling in photography and finding new, inspirational music to add to her collection. She currently resides in Texas (where everything really is bigger) with her husband, daughter, and their three peculiar dogs, Boudreaux, Tabasco, and Vanna Loo (who, call her crazy, bark with an accent). For lagniappe (a little extra), a virtual cup of café au lait and beignets, please visit Annie’s website: www.annierosewelch.com